Coronado Beach Hours 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.:
The City has recently reopened the beach to walking and running, and ocean and bay waters also have been opened to recreational sports such as surfing, swimming and kayaking.
City Lifeguards and Police, however, took note of a large number of people on the beach after the beach closed the very first day it reopened. The City implemented its reduction of beach and water restrictions on Monday, April 27, part of a coordinated multi-phased reopening plan.
The Police Department did not receive any complaints about crowds or gathering concerns Monday. However, Police Officers issued 357 verbal warnings to beachgoers from 6 p.m. to midnight that evening for not obeying the closure hours.
Many were there to see the sunset or to watch the red tide. However, people may not loiter, sit or lay on the beach or gather in groups of any size anywhere. These activities could be lifted in Phase 2, which is the City’s goal.
Please help Coronado reach Phase 2 by maintaining the required social distancing and sanitation, following Phase 1 rules and leaving the beach by 6 p.m.
When the Lifeguards ask crowds to leave the beach as they prepare to end their shifts, the City asks that people disperse for the night. The City plans to add signage to the beach to emphasize the hours, and barriers or caution tape will be placed at beach entrances to discourage after-hours activities. Police will step up enforcement efforts in the evenings until the City sees compliance.
City Reopens Beach, Ocean Waters:
In cooperation with San Diego Coastal cities and in response to San Diego County’s recently amended health order, ocean and bay water activity has resumed off Coronado beach, and running and walking with restrictions is now permitted on the sandy beach.
Coronado reopened its beach and ocean waters to swimming, surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding and other recreational water sports on Monday, April 27. It should be noted that people may not loiter, lay on the sand or gather in groups of any size at the beach. The beach hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Port of San Diego also reopened San Diego Bay on Monday to kayaking, paddle boarding and swimming. This includes Glorietta Bay and the waters around the Cays. However, recreational boating is still prohibited.
The City’s reopening of its beach and ocean waters and the Port’s reopening of the bay follows San Diego County’s recently amended public health order that deemed ocean water and beach activities safe as of April 27 for recreational sports and walking or running with appropriate social distancing measures in place.
The Glorietta Bay Boat Launch Ramp remains closed for recreational boating and parking is restricted around the boat launch ramp, the beach and parks in Coronado. The City will work in unison with the Port to open the boat launch ramp when the Port is ready to open all its boat ramps. If the Port reopens the boat launch ramp but the County does not lift parking restrictions, boaters should be advised that trailers by themselves or attached to a car (defined as an oversized vehicle) are not permitted to park on any City street for more than three consecutive hours. The parking restrictions will be enforced.
Although people may now enter the ocean and bay for recreational water sports, they should reside within walking distance to the ocean or bay.
Social distancing and sanitation measures must be maintained. Anyone displaying any symptoms of being sick is not allowed on any public beach or park. Beginning May 1, face coverings will be required whenever you are within 6 feet of another person. Until then, it is recommended you use face coverings to the extent possible
Dog Beach, Fire Rings, Sunset Park Closed:
Coronado’s Dog Beach and the North Beach fire pits, as well as Sunset Park, remain closed due to the public health emergency.
The City reopened beach and ocean water to limited recreational activities. However, it is difficult for visitors and their dogs to adhere to social distancing requirements.
The City has placed barricades and signs and closed off the dog fountain in North Beach to inform the community. Coronado Police are working to ensure people are reminded that those areas are closed.